Some of my readers already know that I recently received a Kindle Paperwhite as a gift. You can read my full review of Kindle Paperwhite here.
I’m still learning all the functions and possibilities, using my Kindle and yesterday I tried sending my first PDF to my Kindle, from a file on my computer.
I read at several sites that PDF’s don’t show up in a very pleasing/readable format on Kindle but I kept reading and finally found the answer over at Amazon how to rectify this problem.
In case you’re also a newbie to all things Kindle, here’s the easy steps to send a PDF to your Kindle, in a suitable print format:
-Choose the file you want to send and right click. Choose “send to” and pick: mail recipient.
-Then send using your Kindle assigned email address, adding “convert” in the subject line.
-Click send and wait a bit (took about 5 minutes to go through here, that can vary) and voila: a PDF sent to your Kindle that you can actually read!
-Make sure to include the email addresses you want to receive documents, etc …from, on your “Manage Your Kindle” page at Amazon, in the list of approved email addresses. I hadn’t done that the first time and it didn’t work. Easy to add as many email addresses as you like though.
I find it’s often the case of not being able to find an answer easily or on the first search, when it comes to techie things; not that it’s actually something that’s hard to do, as was the case with this issue.
I hope I’ve helped someone else with my experience.
Happy eReading! 🙂